Roots Greek Liqueurs
Manos and Nikolas Smyrlakis are related to the owners of Callicounis Distilleries, a distinguished Greek liqueur distillery established in Kalamata in 1850, which is the oldest one of its kind still working in the country. Yet, it hadn’t occurred the two brothers to be involved in the business – not until they got the idea of creating Finest Roots, a premium brand offering four traditional Greek liqueurs: Rakomelo, with raki and honey, Mastiha, with pure mastic from the island of Chios, Tentura, with cinnamon, and Herb Spirit, with dittany of Crete.
The brand’s Greek liqueurs belong in the same category as the triple sec, the Italian amaro, maraschino, amaretto and various bitters. In terms of quality, they are positioned in the premium category, as they are produced with no additives, flavour enhancers, colours, essential oils or anything artificial. The finest natural ingredients, century old recipes and tested techniques guarantee that what’s inside those sturdy bottles can delight consumers all over the world.
Ranked among best spirits the Greek liqueur distillery has to offer, all four Finest Roots liqueurs can be consumed straight, or as part of simple long drinks and more elaborate cocktails. On the brand’s website there are recipes devised by Greek and foreign bartenders, showing there are various ways of serving and enjoying them.